Granules India opens pharma packaging facility in Manassas, Virginia

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Indian pharma company Granules India said that Granules Consumer Health (GCH), has opened and launched a pharma packaging facility in Manassas, Virginia.

Granules Consumer Health is the company’s step-down subsidiary.

The packaging plant covers 79,000 square feet, and is fitted with packaging lines and clean rooms that can be used to package and ship prescription as well as over-the-counter products throughout the US market.

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Built with an investment of around $12.5 million, the pharma packaging plant recently received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with zero 483 observations.

It was opened by Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu who is the Indian Ambassador to the US.

The inclusion of the US pharma packing facility is expected to help Granules India become one of the very few pharmaceutical companies that are vertically connected across API and packaging.

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Dr. Krishna Prasad Chigurupati — Granules India Chairman and Managing Director said: “Granules Consumer Health’s packaging facility will improve resilience in our supply chain as well as improving our reaction time. The facility will enable us to meet fast-moving consumer shifts as well as reducing lead times for critical prescriptions products that are in shortage.”

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